CISM-USA News and Highlights

Local Sailor wins World Military Golf Championship, Team USA Men Dominate Tournament
Men's Open Winners from left to right:  Nicolas Muller (France), Jacob Meloche (USA), and Maxime Mathey (France).  14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Ms. Theresa Smith - Released.
Oct. 8, 2023 - Navy Lieutenant Jacob Meloche of Naval Base San Diego, California captured gold in his World Military Golf Championship debut held at the San Diego’s Admiral Baker Golf Course.

France’s Stein wins playoff to capture CISM Women’s Title; Team USA Captures Gold
France's Pauline Stein smiles as she captures the women's gold medal at the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Ms. Theresa Smith - Released.
Oct. 7, 2023 - In a head-to-head battle through 18, France’s Pauline Stein and USA’s Melanie De Leon of Fort Cavazos, Texas forced a championship playoff at the Admiral Baker Golf Course at Naval Base San Diego, Calif on Friday. 

France's Stein takes lead in women's division; USA Men and Women lead team competition
France's Pauline Stein receives a congratulatory fist bump from USA Coach Gerald Dremel after taking the top spot of the leaderboard after round three of the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Oct. 6, 2023 - After three days under the sun at Admiral Baker Golf Course, France’s Pauline Stein (-1) jumped ahead of the Americans to take the spot in the women’s leaderboard on Thursday with a one stroke advantage over USA’s Melanie De Leon (E). 

USA Men and Women Golf Teams Lead the Pack at CISM World Military Championship
From left to right: Air Force 1st Lt Kimberly Liu of Minot AFB, N.D., Army Capt. Melanie De Leon of Fort Cavasos, Texas and French Soltat, Pauline Stein finish the second round of golf placing first, second, and third respectively during the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
Oct. 5, 2023 - Two days of beautiful weather were not the only dominate fixture at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif. After two rounds of play, U.S. Men and Women Golf Teams jumped out in front of the competition behind solid play.

Naval Base San Diego Hosts 14th CISM World Military Golf Championship.
Naval Base San Diego Commanding Officer Captain Robert Heely speaks to the participants during the Opening Ceremony of the 14th Edition of the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship held at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., hosted by Naval Base San Diego, Calif.  Nations from Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and host USA compete for gold. Department of Defense Courtesy Photo by Mr. Richard Valentine - Released.
Oct. 5, 2023 - 103 military members from 17 Nations teed off at Admiral Baker Golf Course on Oct. 3 officially commencing the 14th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship.

Navy Men and Marine Corps Women Capture Armed Forces Triathlon Gold
Riders on the course of the 2023 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship hosted by Naval Base Ventura County, California on April 1.  The Armed Forces Championship features teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy (with Coast Guard runners), and Air Force (with Space Force Runners).  Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote - Released.
April 3, 2023 - Navy men defended their title as the Marine Corps Women won team gold for the first time since 2008, during an exciting Armed Forces Triathlon Championship held at Point Mugu Beach aboard Naval Base Ventura County, California on April 1st.

After All-American collegiate career, Corboz leads France to Military World Cup gold
French center midfielder Rachel Corboz, right, pushes the ball upfield during France's 8-0 victory over the Netherlands in the 2022 World Military Women's Football Championship on July 12, 2022.
Aug. 1, 2022 - On a sweltering Friday afternoon in the Pacific Northwest, Rachel Corboz stands motionless with the sun to her back as she looks upon a wall of Cameroon defenders.

Once reluctant to lead, Soldier helps bring Team USA back to CISM prominence
Army 1st Lt. Haley Roberson celebrates scoring her first of three goals, and the first of 10 for The U.S. U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team against Belgium in the opening match of the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 11, 2022.  (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Aug. 1, 2022 - At local parks in Fairfax Virginia, Haley Roberson endured her own form of boot camp.

Closing ceremonies cap largest ever women's military football tourney
Team Mali lifts a Netherlands player during closing ceremonies for the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 22, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 23, 2022 - Military football teams from three continents represented the top three finishers of the 2022 Women’s Military World Cup, including the first African country to win a silver medal.

France Grazes Past Cameroon 2-1 to Seize Gold Medal at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
Team France celebrates winning gold in the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 22, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 23, 2022 - France bumped off Cameroon 2-1 to take the gold at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 22, 2022, the last day and the last game of the 11-day tournament.

South Korea wins bronze, Americans finish fourth
U.S. Army Capt. Torri Allen runs for a ball during the bronze medal match against South Korea in the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington July 22, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 22, 2022 - Behind stifling defense by its backline and two goals by Jeongmin Lee, South Korea earned its third CISM bronze medal at the 2022 Women’s Military World Cup, defeating the United States, 3-0.

Mali Overwhelms Canada 6-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
Mali’s Noutenin Bagayogo celebrates her goal against Canada during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 20, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 21, 2022 - Mali demolished Canadian defenses 6-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 20, 2022, the tenth day of the 11-day tournament and the last game before the medals matches July 22.

France edges South Korea to gain berth in CISM gold medal match
France’s Vivian Boudaud keeps a ball away from South Korea’s Hyo Jeong Kim during the the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 20, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 20, 2022 - Behind solid goalkeeping by Audrey Dupupet and stout defense by its backline, France advanced to the 2022 Women’s Military World Cup Gold medal match with a 1-0 triumph over South Korea Wednesday afternoon.

Powered by Tabe’s five goals, Cameroon claims spot in CISM gold medal match
Cameroon’s Ebika Tabe scores one of her several goals in the first half against Belgium during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 19, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 20, 2022 - Cameroon clinched its place in the 2022 World Military Women’s Football Championship gold medal game with an 8-0 rout of Belgium Tuesday night.

United States Overwhelms Ireland 5-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
Army 1st Lt. Haley Roberson scores the first goal of five for the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team in a match against Ireland during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 19, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 20, 2022 - The United States trounced Ireland 5-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 19, 2022, the ninth day of the 11-day tournament.

Led by Kone, Mali earns first CISM victory
Mali's Oumou Kone drives through to score in match 15 with Mali v Netherlands at the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Football Championship hosted by Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washingon.  This year's championship features teams from the United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mali, Netherlands, and South Korea.  (Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote, released).
July 19, 2022 - Oumou Kone scored two goals and assisted on another to lift Mali to a 3-1 triumph over the Netherlands and its first win at the 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Soccer Championship Monday.

France Beats Canada 3-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
France's Aissa Belkasni (#19) celebrates with teammates after scroing their fist goal against Canada in match 16 of the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Football Championship hosted by Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washingon.  This year's championship features teams from the United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mali, Netherlands, and South Korea.  (Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote, released).
July 19, 2022 - France defeated Canada 3-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 18, 2022, the eighth day of the 11-day tournament. 

Cameroon Roils Germany 3-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship 
Cameroon's Ebika Tabe scores past the diving German goalkeeper, Gina-Marie Mitschke in match 13 of the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Football Championship hosted by Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washingon.  This year's championship features teams from the United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mali, Netherlands, and South Korea.  (Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote, released).
July 17, 2022 - Cameroon put the damper on Germany 3-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 17, 2022, the seventh day of the 11-day tournament. 

Ireland earns first CISM victory in 1-0 defeat of Belgium
Ireland's #3 Leah Walsh and Belgium's #9 Laura Vanlerberghe go after the ball in match 14 of the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Football Championship hosted by Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washingon.  This year's championship features teams from the United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mali, Netherlands, and South Korea.  (Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote, released).
July 17, 2022 - Irish center back Siobhan O’Sullivan scored a late second half goal to lead Ireland to its first CISM win, 1-0 over Belgium in the 2022 World Military Women’s Football Championship on July 17.

South Korea Overpowers Netherlands 5-1 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship 
South Korea's Jeong Min Lee scores on the penalty kick during their 4-0 victory over Netherlands in match 12 of the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Football Championship hosted by Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washingon.  This year's championship features teams from the United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mali, Netherlands, and South Korea.  (Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote, released).
July 17, 2022 - South Korea bested the Netherlands 5-1 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 16, 2022, the sixth day of the 11-day tournament. 

France defeats Mali for second consecutive CISM win
France's Sarah Palacin scores on the penalty kick, the fifth goal for France in their 5-1 defeat of Mali in match 11 of the 13th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Football Championship hosted by Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washingon.  This year's championship features teams from the United States, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mali, Netherlands, and South Korea.  (Department of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote, released).
July 16, 2022 - After giving up an early second half goal that cut its lead to 2-1, the French military women’s soccer team responded in decisive fashion on the sixth day of the 2022 World Women's Football Championship defeating Mali 5-1 behind goals from Sarah Palacin, Morgane DuPorge and Christy Gavory.

U.S. avenges 2019 defeat, remains in CISM medal contention with win over Germany
Marine Corps Lt. Katie Gernsbacher of the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team reacts to scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 match against Germany during the the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 15, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 16, 2022 - The last second loss to Germany at the 2019 World Military Games still lingered in the minds of the American players going into their CISM matchup with Germany. In that 2019 contest in Wuhan, China, the U.S. fell in the 94th minute on a late goal by the Germans.

Cameroon Shuts Out Ireland 12-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
Cameroon’s Guylaine Weladji Tchadeu kicks a behind-the-back goal against Ireland during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 15, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 15, 2022 - Cameroon dominated Ireland 12-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 15, 2022, the fifth day of the 11-day tournament. 

Despite strong effort by Mali goalkeeper, South Korea nets CISM win
South Korea’s Hyo Jeong Sim takes a shot against Mali defender Oumou Tangara during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 14, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 15, 2022 - After giving up an early goal to Mali in the third minute of its CISM World Military Women’s Soccer Championship matchup with the West African nation Thursday night, the Republic of South Korea ignited its offense in the final seconds of the first half.

Canada, Netherlands Ends in a Draw
Canada’s Caroline Wood makes a save against OR-5 Margriet Samsom of Team Netherlands during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 14, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 14, 2022 - The Canadian and Netherlands teams went nil-nil during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 14, 2022, the fourth day of the 11-day tournament. 

Cameroon Edges U.S. in 2-1 Win in CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
Air Force Capt. Angela Karamanos of the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team makes a leaping kick over the leg of Cameroon’s Si’Ndje Tchanko during a match of the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 13, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 14, 2022 - Cameroon squeaked by the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team in a nail-biter 2-1 win match 6 of CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 13, 2022, the third day of the 11-day tournament.

Germany uses balanced attack to beat Belgium 5-0 at CISM
Germany’s Alexandra De Lucia, right, battles for a ball with Belgium’s Delphine Fraipont during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 13, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 14, 2022 - Behind a solid backline and numerous scoring chances created by their front line, Germany defeated Belgium 5-0 in the second matchup for both teams at the 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Soccer Championship Wednesday afternoon.

Bolstered by defense, Germany defeats Belgium 5-0 in second CISM game
Germany’s Alexandra De Lucia, right, battles for a ball with Belgium’s Delphine Fraipont during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 13, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 14, 2022 - Germany defeated Belgium 5-0, in the second matchup for both teams at the 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Soccer Championship Wednesday afternoon at Spokane’s Union Stadium.

DuPorge jumpstarts French offense in CISM victory over Netherlands
France’s Morgan Duporge makes a scoring drive during a game against Netherlands in the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 12, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 13, 2022 - Weathering through blistering temperatures Tuesday night, France’s Morgane Duporge snuck past the Netherlands’ defense for a score in the first half of the teams’ 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Soccer Championship matchup.

DuPorge, Palacin lead CISM-opening victory for France over Netherlands
France’s Morgan Duporge makes a scoring drive during a game against Netherlands in the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 12, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 13, 2022 - Morgane DuPorge scored two goals and assisted on another in the first half, spurring France to an 8-0 victory over the Netherlands in the opening match for both teams at the 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Football Championship Tuesday night. 

South Korea Shuts Out Canada 6-0 at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship
Korea's Jeongmin Lee leaps for a header above Canada’s Katie MacAskill during the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 12, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 12, 2022 - Team South Korea beat Team Canada 6-0 during CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 12, 2022, the second day of the 11-day tournament.

U.S. women score 10 goals in route of Belgium
Army 1st Lt. Haley Roberson scores her first of three goals, and the first of 10 for The U.S. U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team against Belgium in the opening match of the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 11, 2022.  (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)d
July 12, 2022 - The U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer players took photos and swayed to music following their dominant 10-0 win over Belgium in the opening game of the 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Soccer Championship Monday afternoon.

Germany wins 3-0 over Ireland in Match-Two of CISM Women's Football Championship
Germany’s OR-4 Sonja Bartoshek reacts to scoring her first of two goals during the second round of opening night for the  13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 11, 2022.  Germany beat Ireland 3-0. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 12, 2022 - Team Germany defeated Ireland 3-0 in match-two of the 13th CISM World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 11, 2022, during the first day of the 11-day tournament.

USA Women Score 10 in Opening Match Versus Belgium
Army 1st Lt. Haley Roberson celebrates scoring her first of three goals, and the first of 10 for The U.S. U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team against Belgium in the opening match of the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship in Meade, Washington July 11, 2022.  (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 12, 2022 - Army 1st Lt. Haley Roberson netted a 3-goal hat trick while Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Scotti Culton tallied 4 assists and 1 goal, as the U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer team routed Belgium 10-0 in the opener for both teams at the CISM Women’s Soccer World Championships.

Opening ceremonies mark start of 2022 CISM Women’s Soccer Championship
The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team enters the opening ceremonies for the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash. July 10, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 11, 2022 - Women’s soccer players from nine countries clad in their military dress uniforms filed into a Fairchild Air Force Base hangar on Sunday afternoon.

U.S. Hosting CISM World Military Women’s Football Championship
The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team practices for the 13th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Military Women’s Football Championship at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington July 9, 2022. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
July 10, 2022 - The 13th World Military Women’s Football Championship runs from July 11 to 22 in Union Stadium, Spokane, Washington, hosted by nearby Fairchild Air Force Base.

USA Finishes 5th at CISM Sailing Worlds
Brest (FRA) - Review of the troops by Vice-Admiral Jean-Philippe Chaineau, Admiral Commanding the Strategic Oceanic Force (ALFOST) - The city of Brest, located in France, hosted the 53rd World Military Sailing Championship. 31 participants (20 male and 11 female) from 7 participating countries took part in the event.  Pictures: Mr. Dominique Einsweiler
June 21, 2022 - The U.S. Armed Forces Sailing team competed at the 53rd Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Sailing Championship in Brest France from May 31st – June 4th. For the 3rd time in its history, the French Navy hosted the World Championship with competing delegations Canada, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Poland, France and USA, consisting of over 40 athletes.

MSCPAC Reserve Program Director Sails With U.S Armed Forces Sailing Team in Military World Championship
Brest (FRA) - Review of the troops by Vice-Admiral Jean-Philippe Chaineau, Admiral Commanding the Strategic Oceanic Force (ALFOST) - The city of Brest, located in France, hosted the 53rd World Military Sailing Championship. 31 participants (20 male and 11 female) from 7 participating countries took part in the event.  Pictures: Mr. Dominique Einsweiler
June 15, 2022 - Lt. Cmdr. Trisha Kelly, a surface warfare officer who serves as Military Sealift Command Pacific’s Reserve Program Director, took her nautical skills to Brest, France, where she served as Chief of the Mission, and as a surprise team mate, for the U.S. Armed Forces Sailing team, at the 53rd Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Sailing Championship.

2020 Armed Forces Sports Championships Cancellations
April 10, 2020 - As leadership continues to monitor the current COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Defense and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Armed Forces Sports Council has made the decision to cancel all Armed Forces Sports Championships and events through September 30, 2020.  

Air Force athlete took her game to new heights, after rebounding from her toughest setback
U.S. Air Force Capt. Abby Hall, U.S Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball Team member, goes for a spike during the 7th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 22, 2019. The U.S. team defeated Canada in five sets. (U.S. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
Feb. 20, 2020 - As her T-6 jet descended lower in the November sky toward the tarmac, the disappointment hit her hard, with more force than one of her trademark volleyball spikes.

SOF civil affairs soldier’s unique perspective playing golf in China
Staff Sgt. Ian Milne, a special operations civil affairs recruiter stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, recently returned from playing golf with the U.S. Armed Forces Golf Team at the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games held Oct. 18-27 in Wuhan Province, China.
Dec. 6, 2019 - Staff Sgt. Ian Milne recently took his place among the world’s elite military athletes during the 7th International Military Sports Council Military World Games.

Enlisted Airman Competes for Team USA in 2019 CISM Military World Games
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Yoo, 366th Maintenance Squadron avionics backshop technician, stands poolside at the fitness center Nov. 18, 2019, on Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During the 2019 CISM Military World Games, Yoo competitively swam against the world’s best military athletes in the 100 meter free, 50 meter breast and 4x100 medley relay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Kobialka)
Dec. 3, 2019 - He was the youngest and only enlisted member from a team of 14 service members from all branches of the Department of Defense on the U.S. swim team to compete at the 2019 CISM Military World Games.

U.S. Taekwondo Team hangs tough, falls short of medaling in China
Army Pvt. 2nd Class Juan Carlos Norzagaray-Garcia with the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo Team fights Iran's Mahaleh Kalaei Iman at the CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China, Oct. 26, 2019.  (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver)
Nov. 4, 2019 - Competing in a tough field that featured some of the best taekwondo competitors in the world, the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo Team walked away from the Military World Games without medals.

Three USA wrestlers medal at CISM Military World Games
SSgt. Whitney Conder with the U.S. Armed Forces Wrestling Team is announced as the victor in her match against Egypt in the 50 kg. weight class at the Council of International Sports for Military games (CISM) in Wuhan, China Oct. 22, 2019. The CISM games opened Oct. 18, 2019 and close Oct. 28, 2019. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver/RELEASED)
Nov. 4, 2019 - Determination. Dexterity. Drive. These are just a few of the words that describe the United States Army and Marine Corps wrestlers who competed at the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China.

USA nets silver in men’s basketball at World Games
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Bryan Baptiste puts up a shot during the gold medal men’s basketball round with Lithuania in the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 26, 2019. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 27, 2019 - Going into the gold-medal game, USA men’s basketball coach Micah Bonner knew the Lithuania team was “fundamentally strong” and attacked the baskets hard. They had beat host China the night before.

U.S. women rebound from tough losses to take bronze at world games
Team USA defeats France to capture the bronze medal during the 7th Consil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games in Wuhan, China.
Oct. 27, 2019 - U.S. guard Cinnamon Kava leapt into the arms of teammate Ariel Thomas moments after the U.S. women stormed back from 18 points down to stun France 85-79 in overtime.

USA’s Coyle wins triathlon gold in China
Air Force Reserve Maj. Judith Coyle stands at attention for the U.S. national anthem after receiving the gold medal for placing first in the women's senior division of the CISM Military World Games triathlon in Wuhan, China, Oct. 27, 2019. In her left hand she holds the mascot of the games, BingBing, presented to all medalists.
Oct. 27, 2019 - In the final competition of the World Military Games in China, USA’s Judith Coyle finished the triathlon in 2:10:48 to win a gold medal Sunday in the women’s senior division and propel her mixed senior team to a silver medal.

USA runners race to 5th-place finish, set personal bests in marathon
Marathon competitors cross the start line during the 7th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 27, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
Oct. 26, 2019 - Marine Corps Capt. Kyle King sat exhausted in the back of an oversized bus as it cruised through the downtown streets of a Chinese metropolis.

USA Men’s Basketball bounces back to championship round in China
U.S. Navy Lt. Junior Grade Grant Vermeer, U.S Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Team member, soars past a competitor for a layup during the 7th Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 25, 2019. The U.S. team defeated Brazil 78-61 to advance to the gold medal game against the Lithuania. (U.S. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)
Oct. 26, 2019 - The U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team had begun their appearance at the CISM Military World Games with a rough loss against China, but fought back with a vengeance during their next four appearances on the court.

Army wrestler takes silver at Military World Games
Staff Sgt. Whitney Conder with the U.S. Armed Forces Wrestling Team waits for a challenge review during her match against Nada Ashour of Egypt in the 50kg.weight class at the Military World Games in Wuhan, China, Oct. 22, 2019. Conder prevailed 11-0 and earned a silver medal in the games.  (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver)
Oct. 26, 2019 - One of the Army’s fiercest competitors on the wrestling mat isn’t what you’d expect. Standing at five feet and three inches tall with long blonde hair, this Soldier took silver during the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China.

Army athlete throwing javelin toward Tokyo Olympics
U.S. Army Spc. Avione Allgood throws the javelin for 4th place  in the CISM Military World Games track and field competition Oct. 25, 2019. She threw 52.68 meters, missing bronze by 5 centimeters.
Oct. 25, 2019 - Spc. Avione Allgood missed a medal by centimeters in China at the Military World Games and ended up finishing in fourth place Oct. 25.

USA volleyball caps Military World Games by winning two straight
Kylie Churches (15) and Abbey Hall (9) block a shot during the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball Team match against China in the first preliminary round of the CISM 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 16, 2019.  (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver/RELEASED)
Oct. 24, 2019 - Down two sets to none, the U.S. Armed Forces women’s volleyball team faced the possibility of dropping a second contest to border rival Canada during the Military World Games Oct. 22.

USA Military Men’s Soccer competes at World Games
U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Team members salute at the start of a preliminary round match with Qatar for the CISM 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 16, 2019. The Council of International Sports for the Military games open Oct. 18, 2019 and close Oct. 28, 2019. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 23, 2019 - Members of the Armed Forces Sports Men’s Soccer Team took to the field against foreign militaries during the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China.

USA women golfers capture silver, men bag bronze
The U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Golf Team competes with Brazil and France for the top spot in the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 22, 2019. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 22, 2019 - Linda Jeffery led the USA women to a silver team medal Tuesday by taking an individual bronze after four days of competition at Yisham Golf Club.

USA women face world’s best military soccer players at World Games
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Meredith Reisinger, center, of the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Soccer Team battles for a ball during a preliminary game with Germany in the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 17, 2019. The Council of International Sports for the Military games open Oct. 18, 2019 and close Oct. 28, 2019. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 22, 2019 - Elite military soccer players from around the globe competed in Wuhan, China to determine the best of the best at the 2019 CISM Military World Games.

USA women hang tough despite loss to China, remain contenders for bronze
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ariel Thomas, United States Armed Forces Military World Games Women’s Basketball player, shoots a basket over a Chinese defender during the Conseil International du Sport Militaire Women’s Basketball Competion in Wuhan China, Oct. 22, 2019. The 7th MWG will feature military athletes from around the world with an estimated participation of more than 100 nations and more than 10,000 participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant James R. Crow)
Oct. 21, 2019 - As the U.S. Armed Forces women’s basketball players began warmups in their matchup against host China Monday, a raucous crowd filed into Wuhan’s Hankou Culture and Sports Center. About 60 uniformed Chinese military sat on one end while China’s towering front line slowly made their way onto the court.

USA cyclists complete 80-mile race at Military World Games
U.S. Air Force Capt. Stefan Zavislan of the U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Cycling Team, front, races on the shores of East Lake during the men’s cycling road race of the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 21, 2019. More than 100 teams are competing in 32 sports in the for the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (Council of International Military.) (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 21, 2019 - WUHAN, China -- After nearly three hours of twists and turns, members of the Armed Forces Sports Men’s Cycling team fell short of victory during the 7th CISM Military World Games individual road race.

USA women finish 8th despite crash in 50-mile cycling road race
Navy Cmdr. Kathleen Giles and Air Force Lt. Col. Melissa Tallent round the first corner in the second lap of the 50-mile cycle road race in the CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China, Oct. 20, 2019.
Oct. 20, 2019 - WUHAN, China (Oct. 23, 2019) – A hit from behind on the final lap may have dashed the USA’s hopes for gold in women’s cycling, but bruised ribs and a cracked helmet didn’t stop Army Sgt. 1st Class Maatje Benassi from crossing the finish line.

Military World Games opens with dazzling spectacle
The U.S. Armed Forces Sports team marches during opening ceremonies for the 2019 CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 18, 2019. Teams from more than 100 countries will compete in dozens of sporting events through Oct. 28. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)
Oct. 18, 2019 - U.S. service members watched colorful pageantry Friday evening during the opening ceremony for the 7th CISM Military World Games.

CISM Kicks Off with U.S. Men’s Soccer Match in China
The U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Team salutes the flag during the National Anthem prior to  their match against Qatar in their first preliminary round of the CISM 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan, China Oct. 16, 2019. The Council of International Sports for the Military games open Oct. 18, 2019 and close Oct. 28, 2019. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Carver/RELEASED)
Oct. 18, 2019 - WUHAN, China (Oct. 16, 2019) – The U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Soccer team kicked off the 2019 CISM Military World Games in a match against the heavily favored team from the country of Qatar, a team that came in second place two years ago.

Small but talented Armed Forces Basketball Team to compete for Gold
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cinnamon Kava dribbles past defenders during the U.S. armed forces women's basketball team's scrimmage at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Oct. 3, 2019. The team held practices in preparation for the Military World Games scheduled to take place in China, Oct. 18-28.
Oct. 9, 2019 - FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- During the upcoming Military World Games in Wuhan, China, the U.S. Armed Forces women's basketball players will face taller, Olympic-caliber players.

Air Force Men and Army Women dominate 2019 Armed Forces Golf
Air Force Capt Kyle Westmoreland, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. wins gold as top golfers from around the military compete for gold during the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship held at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona from May 15-18.
May 20, 2019 - In a shear display of dominance, Air Force men seized the top five positions as Army women won with a 54-stroke lead during the 2019 Armed Forces Golf Championship held at the Falcon Dunes Golf Course at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona from May 15-18. 

Qualifying Standards for CISM Military World Games
Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil carries the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the CISM World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2015. About 165 athletes and coaches follow behind her.
April 26, 2019 - The application period continues for the upcoming Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games hosted in Wuhan, China from October 18-28, 2019.

USA Women win back-to-back golf golds; Men capture CISM Silver
US Women win back-to-back gold medals in the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship hosted by the German Armed Forces in Warendorf, Germany August 26 to September 2.  Military golfers from around the world compete for gold.
Sept. 7, 2018 - On top of the podium once again, the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Golf team dominated the competition for their second straight gold with the U.S. men registering a solid performance to earn silver behind team Germany at the 12th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship at the Münster Tinnen Golf Club in Münster, Germany from August 26 to September 2.

CISM Sports closes out largest Women’s World Football Championship in its history
FORT BLISS, Texas -Team Brazil celebrates after defeating South Korea 3-2 to win the gold medal of the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Football Championship, July 3, 2018. Elite military soccer players from around the world squared off during the tournament to determine who were the best women soccer players among the international militaries participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Hurd/Released)
July 5, 2018 - The 11th Annual Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Football Championship came to a close Tuesday evening, July 3, with Brazil taking home its fifth title by beating South Korea in a back and forth barn burner at Stout Field.

Finals and Bronze medal matches are set
Brazil's Sgt. Pamela Vasconcelos (#9)scores her sixth and tournament leading goal against Brazil in their final match of Group Phase. Elite military soccer players from around the world compete for dominance at Fort Bliss' Stout Field June 22 - July 3, 2018 to determine the best of the best at the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Football Championship. International military teams squared off to eventually crown the best women soccer players among the international militaries participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Hurd/Released)
July 2, 2018 - After ten days of intense soccer, scorching heat, high winds and international camaraderie, the final day of competition with feature the top four nations to compete for the right to earn a medal at the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Football Championship here at Stout Field at Fort Bliss, Texas.

China and Brazil lead in Group Phase
FORT BLISS, Texas - Netherlands goalkeeper Cpl. Petra Dugardein plays the ball at Fort Bliss' Stout Field June 28 at the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Football Championship. International military teams squared off to eventually crown the best women soccer players among the international  militaries participating. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Camille Miller (Released)
June 30, 2018 - China remained undefeated after defeating Canada 6-0 and Brazil soared past Bahrain with a 9-0 victory as action continues in the Conseil International du Sport Miltiaire (CISM) 11th World Women’s Military Football Championship at the Fort Bliss Stout Field here in El Paso, Texas.

USA claims first victory; China tops Netherlands in Group A
U.S. Armed Forces Women's Soccer Team gets ready for action against Canada as elite military soccer players from around the world compete for dominance at Fort Bliss’ Stout Field June 22 - July 3, 2018 to determine the best of the best at the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Football Championship. International military teams squared off to eventually crown the best women soccer players among the international militaries participating. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialists Second Class Jymyaka Braden (Released).
June 28, 2018 - The United States defeated their northern rivals from Canada 1-0 as Group A action continues in the Conseil International du Sport Miltiaire (CISM) 11th World Women’s Military Football Championship at the Fort Bliss Stout Field here in El Paso, Texas.

Brazil top defending champs France in 3-0 stunning defeat
Team Brazil as they get ready for action in the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Football Championship on 25 June at Fort Bliss, Texas.  (Photo by PO2 Jymyaka Braden, Released)
June 26, 2018 - Riding high after a 6-0 defeat against Germany, France looked to keep their momentum in hopes to defend their title against Brazil in Group B action of the 11th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Football Championship here at Stout Field at Fort Bliss, Texas on June 25.

South Korea and China earn 3-0 victories as Group A continues
FORT BLISS, Texas. –  U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. AJ Cibulsky battles China's Cadet Lyu Yuting for possession of the ball at the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Football Championship at Fort Bliss’ Stout Field June 24. International military teams squared off to eventually crown the best women soccer players among the international militaries participating. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Camille Miller (Released)
June 26, 2018 - China debuted in their first Women’s Military Football Championship with a 3-0 victory over the United States. South Korea continued to go undefeated, beating Canada in a 3-0 as action continued in Group A of the 11th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Football Championship ended at Stout Field at Fort Bliss, Texas on June 24.

France dominates Germany in opening match of Group B
FORT BLISS, Texas. –  Elite women from France and Germany compete in the El Paso heat at Fort Bliss June 23, at the 2018 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Football Championship. International military teams squared off to eventually crown the best women soccer players among the international militaries participating. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Camille Miller (Released)
June 25, 2018 - Looking to defend their title, France opened up to a 6-0 victory over Germany led by Solene Barbance’s back-to-back goals.

Korea opens tournament with win; Canada and Netherlands fight to a draw
FORT BLISS, Texas. –  The USA team's  Lt. Junior Grade Kahra Kelty, United States Navy, competes with top military athletes at the 2018 CISM World Military Women’s Football Championship. International military teams squared off at Fort Bliss’ Stout Field June 22 - July 3, 2018 to eventually crown the best women soccer players among the international militaries participating. U.S. Navy photo by 

Mass Communication Specialists Second Class Jymyaka Braden (Released).
June 24, 2018 - Group A competition kicked off with host nation United States facing South Korea in a hard fought match, ending with a South Korean 1-0 victory. Canada and Netherlands finished the match with a scoreless draw as the opening day of the 11th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Football Championship ended at Stout Field at Fort Bliss, Texas on June 22.

China wins CISM Volleyball, U.S. captures silver
USA wins the silver medal of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Volleyball Military Championship on 9 June 2017 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.
June 15, 2017 - China was awarded the gold medal while the U.S. took home silver during an awards ceremony that finalized the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Volleyball Championship (2017) at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, Florida June 9.

USA and Canada register day three victories
USA defeats Germany in Match 6 of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Volleyball Championship on 6 June 2017 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker, NPASE East).
June 9, 2017 - USA defeated Germany and Canada defeated the Netherlands in three straight sets each to rise to the second and third place positions after day-three action of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Volleyball Championship (2017) on June 6th at the Mayport Fitness Center on Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

USA defeats Netherlands, heads to finals to face China in Women's Volleyball
USA celebrates their victory over the Netherlands in match 8 of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Volleyball Military Championship on 7 June 2017 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. USA will face China in the finals here at the Mayport Fitness Center on June 9th. (Photo by Petty Officer Timothy Schumaker, NPASE Southeast)
June 7, 2017 - The U.S. Armed Forces Women's Volleyball Team defeated the Netherlands, and China defeated Germany to set the stage for the finals of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Volleyball Military Championship here at the Fitness Center at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

USA defeats Canada, China remains undefeated
U.S. Armed Forces Team before their match against Canada during the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Volleyball Championship at Naval Station Mayport, Florida on 5 June 2017. Mayport is hosting the CISM Championship from 2-11 June.  Finals are on 9 June. 
Left to Right: Back Row: Head Coach Mrs. Kara Lanteigne, Capt. Caroline Kurtz (USAF), 1st Lt. Megan Wilton (Army), 2nd lt. Taylor Parker (USAF), 1st Lt. Felicia Clement (USAF), Seaman Mary Lavery (USCG), Capt Abby Hall (USAF), 1st Lt. Molly McDonald (Army), Assistant Coach Mrs. Anna Renton; Front Row: Ensign Kirsten Kelso (Navy), 1st Lt. Maiya Perich (USAF), Seaman Denise Atualeavao (Navy), Sgt. Latoya Marshall (Army), and Petty Officer 3rd Class Angelina Pulu.
June 6, 2017 - Team USA beat the Canada 15-13 in the fifth set to register their first win and China dominated Netherlands to remain undefeated in the second day of the Conseil International du Sports Militaire Women's Volleyball Championship here at the Fitness Center at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, June 5th.

Germany, China victorious in day one action
USA and China greet one another as they prepare for the opening match of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Military Volleyball Championship at Naval Station Mayport, Florida on 4 June 2017. Mayport is hosting the CISM Championship from 2-11 June.  Finals are on 9 June.
June 5, 2017 - NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Florida. (June 4, 2017) -- Teams from the United States, Canada, China, Netherlands and Germany kicked off the World Military Women's Volleyball Championship here at the Fitness Center at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

Five Nations Gather in Mayport for Volleyball Tournament
170603-N-UK306-083 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 3, 2017)  The color guard raises the official tournament flag during opening ceremony of the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Volleyball Championship at Naval Station Mayport.  Teams from the United States, Canada, China, Germany and The Netherlands will compete June 4-9, while promoting peace activities and solidarity among athletes. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
June 4, 2017 - The U.S. Armed Forces Sports program kicked off the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women's Volleyball Championship with an opening ceremony at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, Florida June 3.

Mayport to Host CISM World Women's Military Volleyball Championship
Navy wins match 1 over Air Force of the 2017 Armed Forces Women's Volleyball Championship at Naval Station Mayport, Florida on 18 May.
June 2, 2017 - The U.S. Armed Forces Sports program will host the 18th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Volleyball Championship at Naval Station Mayport, Florida from 4-9 June 2017.

USA and Ireland wrap up pool play
USA versus Ireland in the final match of pool play.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Ireland defeated the U.S. Armed Forces Men’s Soccer 6-1 team during the final match of the 2017 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Football Cup pool play at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium on January 21 in in Muscat, Oman.

USA takes silver in CISM Women's Basketball
Members of the Brazil Armed Forces women's basketball team celebrate after beating Team USA 61-60 and winning gold in the CISM Military World Women's Basketball Championship, July 29, 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Aug. 1, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 30, 2016) -- With seconds to go and up by one point, USA's Sgt. Danielle DeBerry was forced out of bounds. The ball went to Brazil and Sgt. Debora Fernandes da Costa quickly threw it up for two points and the championship.

Gold for Brazil, win for all
Team Brazil poses for a group picture after winning the final game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 29 at Camp Pendleton, California.  The tournament ended July 29, with Brazil winning the last game in the final seconds.  U.S.A took second place, and China will return home with the Bronze. The base hosted the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports.  Teams from Canada, France, and Germany also participated (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
Aug. 1, 2016 - Team Brazil took first place in the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 29 at Camp Pendleton, California. During the last seconds of the final game, Brazil scored a basket to defeat the United States’ team 61-60. Both teams had gone undefeated all week.

Making the right call
Head Referee Pat Rosenow observes the Brazil vs. France game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball tournament  July 28 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. The United States is hosting teams from Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Germany.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 29, 2016 - The World Military Women’s Basketball Championship is about fostering positive relationships and understanding between countries. Six nations are participating in this year’s competition, but there is one team that beats them all: the referees.

Sisters serve, compete together
Canadian Army soldiers and biological sisters Lt. Sandy Edmison, left, and Capt. Abby Edmison, right, are both members of the 2016 Canadian Military Women’s Basketball Team. The sisters pose together here after the Canada vs. Brazil game at the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 27 at Camp Pendleton, California. The base is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote peace activities and solidarity among military athletes through sports. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 29, 2016 - “Mom, make Sandy stop copying me,” could have been a regular whine from Abby Edmison when she was growing up. But fortunately, especially for her parent’s ears, Abby believed that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

USA beats China, 73-56, to remain undefeated
USA's Danielle Salley dominates the offensive board against two defenders from China as USA wins 73-56, in the CISM Women's Basketball Championship, July 27, 2016, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
July 28, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 28, 2016) -- After losing to China by in overtime last year in the CISM championship, coach Nate Johnson was determined that Team USA would stay on the ball.

USA beats Germany on way to medal match
USA's Danielle Deberry of Fort Bragg, N.C., takes a jump shot as Germany's Karolin Nass defends. 
USA won the game 91-27 during the CISM Women's Basketball Chamnpionship tournament at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 28, 2016.
July 28, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 28, 2016) -- Team USA was hustling after the ball July 28 and breaking down court so fast against Germany in the first half that Coach Nate Johnson had to put the brakes on.

Let the games begin: CISM
A member of the Dunk Squad leaps over a group of volunteers during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Camp Pendleton is hosting the CISM World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 through July 29 to promote fitness, sportsmanship among military athletes, and a broader understanding of the international community.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
July 26, 2016 - Six nations gathered for the opening ceremony of the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Women’s Basketball Championship July 25 at Camp Pendleton, California. Teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, France and Germany will compete July 25 to July 29, while promoting peace activities and solidarity among athletes.

World Military Women's Basketball Championship begins
A French official and military athletes from China, Germany and the U.S. -- along with two family members -- duck as a TNT Dunk Squad acrobat lunges to somersaults over their heads. Spc. Diane Barnes from Fort Stewart, Ga., and Sgt. Creshenda Singleterry from Fort Bragg, N.C., watch young Ariana Dinote close her eyes in anticipation during opening ceremonies for the World Military Women's Basketball Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 25, 2016.
July 26, 2016 - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (July 25, 2016) -- Teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, France and Germany kicked off the World Military Women's Basketball Championship here at Paige Fieldhouse July 25.

Camp Pendleton holds basketball world championship for military women worldwide
USA and China exchange mementos prior to their game during the 1st CISM World Women's Military Basketball Championship held in Angers, France from 28 June to 5 July 2015.  In this match, China defeated the U.S. in a close game 79-74.  China would finish in second place overall with the U.S. capturing the bronze medal.
July 25, 2016 - More than 70 top female basketball players serving in the armed forces across the globe are scheduled to converge at Camp Pendleton from July 25-31 for a world championship tournament.

USA victorious over Canada in CISM Football Cup
Army 2nd lt. Harley Spier of Fort Wainwright Alaska scored the go ahead goal after a 2-2 tie against Team Canada.  USA won the match 4-3 in overtime.  Spier scored two goals against Brazil the match before. France hosted the 2016 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Football Cup in Rennes, France from 24 May to 5 June.  USA finished 7th overall as host nation France won the Cup.
June 10, 2016 - The U.S. Armed Forces women’s team found their rhythm is spectacular fashion on Saturday at Albert Chenard Stadium and defeated their friendly regional rivals Canada 4-3 in overtime.

USA falls in opening match vs Germany
Team USA faces Germany in their opening match of the 2016 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women's Football Cup in Rennes, France 24 May to 6 June.
May 27, 2016 - The United States Armed Forces Women’s Soccer team competed in their first match against Germany, losing 2-0 on the first day of competition of the 2016 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Football Cup in Rennes, France.

USA brings 17 medals home from World Games in Korea
U.S. armed forces athletes wave to the crowd as they walk into the closing ceremony of the CISM World Games in the main stadium of the Korean Armed Forces Athletic Corps in MunGyeong, South Korea, Oct. 11, 2015.
Oct. 29, 2015 - PITTSBURGH -- Team USA athletes who marched into the closing ceremony of the 6th Military World Games Oct. 11 in Mungyeong, South Korea, proudly wore 17 medals earned in competition against more than 100 nations.

Sports bring Air Force couple together, keep them apart
1st Lt. John Melcher of Fort Meade, Md., and his wife 2nd Lt. Annette Eichenberger Melcher of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, embrace at the Military World Games in MunGyeong, South Korea, last week after she ran the 800-meter final.  She finished 8th with a time of 2:07.61 on Oct. 5, 2015.
Oct. 20, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, South Korea -- Not even at the Military World Games could Air Force couple 1st. Lt. John Melcher and his wife 2nd Lt. Annette Eichenberger Melcher be stationed together.

USA takes 3 bronze medals in CISM triathlon
Army 1st Lt. Gene LeHardy (right) runs out of the surf during the 1.5-kilometer swim leg of the men's triathlon in downtown Pohang, South Korea, during the CISM World Games Oct. 10, 2015.
Oct. 20, 2015 - POHANG, South Korea -- Despite beginning with shoulder-high waves breaking on their heads, Team USA took bronze medals in women's senior triathlon, men's senior and mixed team here at the CISM World Games Oct. 10.

USA sets record while winning gold in formation skydiving
The U.S. Armed Forces Parachuting Team featuring the Army Golden Knights Parachuting Team win gold while setting the CISM World Record in Formation Sky Diving. From left to right: SFC Jennifer Davis; SFC Laura Davis; SFC Scott Janis (Videographer); SFC Angela Nichols; SFC Dannielle Woosely
Oct. 12, 2015 - POHANG, South Korea - Team USA parachutists set a world record as they beat out China to take the gold in women's formation skydiving here Oct. 7 during the Military World Games.

USA wins first three para golds at CISM World Games
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Browns shakes hands with Korean Track and Field Association Vice President Hwang Gu Hoon after receiving the gold medal for the 100-meter para dash at the CISM World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 5, 2015. Brown finished in 12.5 seconds and to his left is silver medalist Anandan Gunasekaren of India who finished in 12.55.
Oct. 9, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, South Korea - U.S. service members earned the first three gold medals presented for para-athletics at the Military World Games.

USA cyclists finish 131K race at CISM World Games
U.S. Air National Guard Capt. Sean Cahill leads the pack of 86 cyclists from 16 nations early in the 131-kilometer bike race on the outskirts of Mungyeong, South Korea, during the CISM World Games, Oct. 7, 2015
Oct. 9, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, South Kore -- USA's hopes for a medal in men's team cycling were dashed on the last hill as a group of French bikers charged and cut off America's designated sprinter, Air Force Maj. Ian Holt.

USA takes gold in sailing at CISM World Games
U.S. Women's Sailing Team capture the gold medal over Russia during the 6th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games in Pohang, South Korea 2-11 October.  Skipper Navy Ensign Mary Hall (left) and crewmember Navy Lieutenant Trisha Kutkiewicz earned placed higher in 11 races, defeating Russia by one point.  The U.S. Women's Sailing team was the first official medal of the World Games for the U.S.
Oct. 8, 2015 - POHANG, South Korea -- Team USA beat out Russia for gold in women's two-person dinghy sailing, Oct. 7 during the Military World Games.

Terrell wins two bouts in freestyle at CISM World Games in Korea
Sergeant Victor Terrell (U.S. Army) went 2-2 at 86 kg/189 lbs., the top U.S. performance on the second day of freestyle wrestling at the 6th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Games, at the Mungyeong Indoor Gymnasium on October 7th
Oct. 7, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, Korea – Sergeant Victor Terrell (U.S. Army) went 2-2 at 86 kg/189 lbs., the top U.S. performance on the second day of freestyle wrestling at the 6th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Games, at the Mungyeong Indoor Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Koreans outlast US in overtime thriller
Air Force 1st Lt. Taylor Broekhuis fights for the ball with ROK Army Cpl. Choi Jin Soo in Andong on October 6.
Oct. 7, 2015 - ANDONG, South Korea (6 Oct., 2015) – The U.S. men’s basketball team ran into a bump in the road on the way to the medal rounds at the 2015 World CISM Games here, falling 97-94 to the host South Korean team in an overtime thriller.

VonOhlen wins opening bout, as four U.S. freestylers compete at CISM World Games in Korea
U.S. wrestler Cole VonOhlen wins the 65kg men’s freestyle wrestling match against Macedonian Ile Georgiev at the sixth CISM World Games in Mungyeong, Korea
Oct. 6, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, Korea – Four U.S. wrestlers competed on the first day of freestyle wrestling at the 6th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Games, at the Mungyeong Indoor Gymnasium on Tuesday.

USA Women's Soccer vs. Korea
#19 Leah M. Bratt #1 Michelle L. Moeller #11 USA Soccer team member Jennifer M. Grijalva, No. 11, moves forward with the ball during the game against South Korea in Gimcheon, Oct. 5. Teammates Leah Bratt (19) and Michelle Muller (1) follow while Lee, Young Ju (27) of the ROK team marks the play.
Oct. 5, 2015 - Team USA’s Women’s Soccer team met their Republic of Korea counterparts in a Preliminary Round Group A at Gimcheon Sports Complex here today.

U.S. troops stand beside Vietnamese Soldiers at World Games
United States Men’s Soccer Team pose for pictures with the Vietnamese Athletes during the 2015 6th CISM World Games, Athlete Village Opening Ceremony. The CISM World Games provides the opportunity for the athletes of over 100 different nations to come together and enjoy friendship through sport. The sixth annual CISM World Games are being held aboard Mungyeong, South Korea., Sept. 30 - Oct. 11.  (Photo by Sgt. Ashley N. Cano)
Sept. 29, 2015 - MUNGYEONG, South Korea - Vietnamese troops stood side by side today with U.S. service members at the opening ceremony of Mungyeong Athlete's Village as delegations began arriving here for the Military World Games.

US vs Korea soccer to kick off Military World Games
Alyson Gleason lunges in an attempt to stop a goal by Kate Herren during women's Armed Forces soccer camp last week at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Gleason is headed to compete for the USA at the Military World Games in Korea next week. (Photo by Kevin Davalos)
Sept. 28, 2015 - WASHINGTON -- One of the most anticipated matchups of the Military World Games will take place even before the 7,000 athletes from more than 100 nations march into the opening ceremonies, Oct. 2 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

U.S. to grapple with Iran, China and former Soviet nations next week
Missouri Army National Guard Capt. Anna Feygina throws Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Yamashita during U.S. Armed Forces Tae Kwon Do Team practice at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Sept. 21, 2015. The team is training for the 2015 Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, scheduled for Oct. 2 through Oct. 11. (DoD News photo by EJ Hersom)
Sept. 27, 2015 - FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- Iranian and Chinese troops will be among those fighting American service members next week as the U.S. Armed Forces Judo Team competes in the Military World Games.

US taking Taekwondo home to Korea for World Games
Army National Guard Sgt. Lamonte Kelly, right, kicks a target held by Army Staff Sgt. Ashley Sadlowski during U.S. Armed Forces Tae Kwon Do Team practice at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Sept. 21, 2015. The team is training for the 2015 Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, scheduled for Oct. 2 through Oct. 11. (DoD News photo by EJ Hersom)
Sept. 23, 2015 - FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - Members of the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo team are preparing to compete in the ancestral home of their martial art as they train for the Military World Games in Korea.

173rd Airborne Brigade sends two paratroopers to World Military Games
Cadet, now 1st Lt., Kyler Martin runs the 60-meter hurdles during an Army-Navy meet at the U.S Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 2013.
Sept. 10, 2015 - VICENZA, Italy — Two 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers have been selected to represent the U.S. military at the International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Military Games, to be held in Mungyeong, Korea, October 2015.

Navy's Hooker, Army women dominate stormy Armed Forces Triathlon
Navy Lieutenans Derek Oskutis (front) of NB San Diego, Calif. and 2015 Armed Forces Triathlon Champion Kyle Hooker of NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. take a commanding lead in the road race portion of the 2015 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Ind. held in conjunction with Leon's Triathlon on June 7, 2015.
June 18, 2015 - WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 18, 2015) -- Navy Lt. Kyle Hooker led the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship all the way to finish his run in a torrential downpour with a combined time of 1:51:24 in Hammond, Indiana, June 7.

Army Women three-peat and Air Force Men un-seat Army for Armed Forces Gold
Army 1st Lt. Alexandra Giraud of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii spikes the ball during Army's gold medal run for their third straight year during the 2015 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship held in conjunction with the USA Volleyball National Championship at the COBO Center in Detroit, Mich. 22-24.
June 18, 2015 - With a slim roster of eight players, Army Women captured their third consecutive Armed Forces title defeating Navy 2-0 and Air Force 2-1. In men’s action, Air Force returned to the top of the podium after beating Navy 2-0 and stopping Army’s four-year championship run, winning 2-1 at the COBO Center in Detroit, Mich. from May 22-24.

Wasil earns gold, two bronze in CISM Swimming/Para-Swimming Open
Army Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil (Ft. Carson, Colo.) stands on top of the podium as the Stars and Stripes are raised after being awarded the gold medal in the 100m breastsroke in the CISM ISC para-swimming classification during the 2015 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Swimming & Para-Swimming Open.
Feb. 18, 2015 - Fontainebleau, France – Competing in the men’s division, Army Sgt. Elizabeth Wasil captures gold in the Para-Swimming 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:27.66 at the 2015 Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Swimming & Para-Swimming Open at the French National Defense Sports Center Feb. 4-5.

Six soldiers help Team USA win basketball bronze at Military World Games
U.S. Armed Forces Basketball Team Competes at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Military World Games Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earning bronze on July 24, 2011.
July 25, 2011 - Air Force Capt. Matthew McCraw scored 34 points and Army 2nd Lt. Paul Nelson added 23 to lead Team USA to an 84-83 victory over South Korea for the bronze medal in men’s basketball at the 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games on July 24.